Poor Tim Graham is confused:
Beyond the traditional drop-the-D reporting, there is the question if the national media will find this newsworthy. The easy guess is that if the politician is openly gay and the teenager is consenting, they will find it’s not.
In 2005, when the mayor of Spokane, Washington was a conservative “anti-gay” Republican and a teenager said he was unwilling, it was a big national story, including an NBC interview on Today and an entire Frontline documentary on PBS.
Imagine that. According to Tim, one story involves a mayor having sex with another willing adult, the other involves a a man forcing himself on a minor. For some strange reason, the media treats the rape of a minor differently from consensual sex with an adult, and the folks at Newsbusters just can’t figure out why.
I swear to God, the past eight years has created a super-breed of logic resistant Republican idiots.
(h/t via email)